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Severe disability premium

Bull_Mc_Cabe1Bull_Mc_Cabe1 Member Posts: 8 Listener
What is the best way to check if you are getting severe disability premium i am disabled i get enhanced rate Pip Contribution ESA Housing benefit which goes up and down as my wife works 16 hours a week part time she gets working tax credit does not claim carers allowance
but she is my main carer.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    What is the best way to check if you are getting severe disability premium i am disabled i get enhanced rate Pip Contribution ESA Housing benefit which goes up and down as my wife works 16 hours a week part time she gets working tax credit does not claim carers allowance
    but she is my main carer.
    Hi,

    The severe disability premium isn't paid when claiming contributions based ESA, it's only paid on top of Income related. You must also live alone or be classed as living alone. Unfortunately, because your wife works 16 hours per week then you won't be entitled to any income related top up on your ESA, so the SDP doesn't apply to you.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Bull_Mc_Cabe1Bull_Mc_Cabe1 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Ok thank you for your reply thought someone would know the answer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ok thank you for your reply thought someone would know the answer
    I did answer your question. Based on your circumstances, living with your wife and she works then you won't be entitled to the severe disability premium.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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